Re: Is HTTP/1.0 still relevant?

On Fri, Sep 4, 2020 at 3:19 PM Eric J Bowman <> wrote:

> Hi, I'm greenfield-coding a webserver, and wondering if I can just do away
> with back-compat with HTTP/1.0. My concern is it's still alive and kicking
> on intermediaries. Is there any empirical data on this? Opinions also
> appreciated.
> -Eric

In BOFH land we have monitors that still use HTTP/0.9 requests for
heartbeat status checks. If the response isn't exactly the two bytes 0x55
0x50 ("UP") it yanks the server from the load-balancing pool.

So, something to consider.

  Matthew Kerwin

Received on Friday, 4 September 2020 07:19:05 UTC